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, a world economy in turmoil. derail america's economic comeback. christine romans has answers. "your money" starts right now. >>> another week of volatility in the markets. the reason, we global unrest and uncertainty about the fed's role in propping up the economy. i'm christine romans, this is your money. from space, earth appears peaceful. take a closer look. while signs point a u.s. economy ready to take off, the rest of the world is struggling to take flight. riots in turkey. slowing growth in china. unrest over harsh cuts in greece. from extreme greed to extreme fear. concerns over a global recession already creating volatility for investors. this week saw the biggest single day decline on the dow this year. >> i would give our economy a b to b plus. >> the other guy getting a d is dragging us down. >> why might you not be feeling optimistic? housing prices on the rise. less unemployment numbers. but will the u.s. be dragged down by a world economy in turmoil. >>> want to bring in keith, ceo of risk management and michelle myers, from bank of america. let me start with you, keith. yo
on whether the economy continues to improve. gone in two days were was last two months of gains in the stock market. for the year stocks are up more than 12%, even if a lot of us have doubts about the health of the economy. >> unemployment needs to be fixed, housing market. >> i'm worried about the economy. >> reporter: what is next? the year is almost half way down. corporate reports will come out soon and experts are nervous, housing recovery, mortgage rates are inching up. >> these stocks will be volatile until we get clarity on what the feds are doing. >> reporter: there is no shortage of opinions even inside the fed itself. jim bullard said the bond buying was inappropriate time. >> i think the fed was purposely trying to take air out of the housing market and stock market. they don't want the stock market going up 20% every six months and house prices rising 10% year after year. >> reporter: they took bernanke at his word, the economy is recovering and a policy charge is a short-term shock to the system. >> we're babying, over medicating this economy. this economy is like a 12-year-old
the obama economy? this is "special report." good evening, i am chris wallace in for bret baier. investors and traders on wall street are breathing a sigh of relief, thanks to a break from two rough selloff days in the financial markets. chief white house correspondent ed henry reports there's one man that remains on the hot seat, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. >> reporter: after two days of market melt downs and high anxiety about 401(k)s plunging again, the last thing president obama or his aides wanted to do today was try to decipher the words of the fed chairman, ben bernanke. >> how is the white house sorting out what he said? >> here is what i have to say about the markets and the fed chairman and fed policy. >> reporter: nothing to say. probably smart because the market settled today, with modest gains for the dow and s&p 500 and a small drop for nasdaq, after a two day global selloff for stocks, bonds, and commodities, sparked by a massive credit crunch in china, refusal by communist leaders to intervene by pumping cash into the system, coupled with bernanke's comment that
is not only allowing inflation, but the fact that it won't come down. and now the u.s. economy has to take into account that and the move of rates and the 1.5% move in rates is a hard pill to follow. >> and scott n the last three or maybe four, the feds have come in, and they have said, i am short the 10-year and take a boatload and every year they are wrong, and perhaps now, but to this point, we are waiting for an appreciable move in rates for year and years and the fact that the economy may not stand on its own legs is curious to me. i am curious what you are hearing out there, as well, scott, in terms of the pain people are taking on the fixed income side, and those who are not short credit and obviously watching the equities sell off. >> the market, whether it is treasuries or equities, the market was probably hoping and probably against the better judgment probably that bernanke yesterday was going to sort of walk it back, and walk back the notion that they were going to mention taper org that -- tapering or going to do it any time soon and we know that the people you are talking abo
-- pumping billions and billions of dollars into the economy. is it possible that we have gone from a tech bubble to a housing bubble to a fed bubble? >> it's absolutely a risk. the real question is is this easing? all this billions and billions of dollars, trillions of dollars really of dollars the federal reserve has printed and pumped into the economy. have they created a real enduring economic expansion? can housing exist? can housing keep recovering even without ultra-cheap money? can the housing market keep rising without ultra-cheap money? can housing growth continue? that's the bet that ben bernanke has been making the past couple of years. the question is is the debt going to pay off, or will we be right back in this mess we were five years ago? >> isn't the case when former chairman allen greenspan greens retired, he was pummeled because of the housing bubble. isn't it the case, since greenspan left, we've become more liberal with our monetary supply as far as pumping more money into the monetary supply. money has been basically free for investors and businesses for the past seve
to tap the brakes on the feds' bond buying program designed to lower interest rates and spur the economy. fox business network senior washington correspondent peter barns has an update. >> good evening. the fed says the central bank could be getting ready to wind down the easy money policies it has been using for the last five years to help the economy recover from the great recession, the first to slow and then to go, the controversial bond buying program, known as quantitative easing, which helped keep interest rates low. so far, the fed purchased $2.5 trillion in bonds to help flood the financial system with cash, basically printing new money. purchases help keep rates low for auto loans, mortgages and business loans. the fed chairman had cars on his mind when he said his team could start reducing purchases later this year, if the economy keeps growing and unemployment keeps dropping. >> if incoming data support that the economy can sustain a reasonable cruising speed, we will ease the pressure on the accelerator by gradually reducing pace of purchases. however, any need to consider a
economies in terms of -- because they need europe to be able to take their stuff. watch for china -- i don't know who's really running that country, but i can tell you this, their deceleration in economics is just incredible. it's not bringing us down. >> china may go down below 7%, 6% growth this err year. we are right now the tallest building in elmira, new york. >> it's the shung kamao bank. >> how do you know about elmira, new york? >> i come to play. >> you do come to play. we may be the tallest building in elmira, new york, but people keep buying the dollar. what are you going to do? go to europe? go to china? they're all train wrecks wait to go happen. >> you can't feed china. that's a big issue. 700,000 recespiratory deaths la year. let's go to john meacham. speaking of smoking, he smokes way too much. john, you look at europe, the g-8, they were all lecturing president obama three years ago. sarkozy, where is he now? who knows? he's probably staying at your place in the south of france. >> oh, no, unh-unh. >> but united states is in this strange position of just sort of crawling a
. and the double hit of the weak chinese economy and also the fed's tapering continue to weigh on this sector. back to you. >> thanks for that. let's recap what happened in the u.s. as well. selling off for a second day. dow, s&p 500 suffering their worst day of the year. dow down 254 points. highest one day percentage drop since last november. all 30 components down with 29 of the 30 dropping more than 1%. s&p had its worst one day percentage drop since november as well. november 2011, i should say. all ten s&p sectors were down more than 2%. 96% of the stocks listed on the benchmark index ended in the red. the vix, the markets fair gauged up more than 23% to its highest close since december. joining us for more, charles steeple, head of market strategy at lloyd's bank with us for the best part of the first hour today. good to see you. it's been described as sort of a big unwind of leverage. the thing that's striking about this, of course, actually what was the hedge yesterday that paid off? maybe if you were long in the vix. otherwise you were pretty much whammied. >> yeah. i mean, it's -- heads
the food away, and buy one lobster and get one lobster, and it is bad. darden blames the economy for people not spending at lo of money to buy the breadsticks. i don't want to hear that. >> and meanwhile, we think that the economy is improving and yesterday the numbers in a different environment most likely would have been positives for the equity market, but we are not overwhelmed by the worries of the philly fed, and numbers that most people thought were better than they thought it would be. >> and i look at the bonds and how is the 10-year, strong. okay. buy me 50,000, whatever. we are in one of the moments and if we are not looking at the bonds, you know, having fun. >> and something else that people were looking at is the chinese shibor. we don't talk about it a lot. >> right, something that can jump up to bite you. >> and the rate has come down overnight, and they are trying to tighten up the money supply, and tighten it up, and the corporate inflows are not as strong as they might have originally been for china, but all part of the plan in a way of 300 million people, and 15 years to
was, were they propping up the economy and stock market or can it fly on its own? that what we'll wait and see. if i'm a retail investor with a 401(k), hold tight, see what happens. it will be volatile for weeks, probably months at this point while the fed figures out how to get the stimulus out. ultimately, it will shake out to a normalized level. the underlying economy is good so i'd freak out a little bit, but ultimately just wait. >> we want to have the economy stand on its own two feet, but that's the thing here. 401(k) investors, they're not active traders, and the people trading here are probably booking profits from this huge run-up we've had. >> yeah. what it is is a very professional market right now, and you've got traders who love volatility, cashing in on this. we had a pretty tepid market for a while, wasn't a lot of daily motion, and then the fed said we're going to pull out stimulus and you've got big swings up and down. we could pop back up today, so this is a professional trader's market, not for the amateur, mom-and-pop investor. best thing is to wait it out at this
on the economy but signaled this in no way means rates will go up. that led to a bit of a swoon in stocks during the session yesterday. the dow gave up more than 100 points. robin harding, who wrote the article, then took to twitter to tell everyone to chill out. he later defended his piece on cnbc's "fast money." >> the fed has a one-week blackout during which it doesn't say anything to anybody. so, people need to react to the content of the story rather than the existence of the story. and what i've seen happening today, and i think we saw it happening last week, too, is the market was reacting as if there's some secret bat signal coded here. >> asked if the article was timed for the greatest market impact, harding says he has nothing to do with that, that "the ft" sends out pieces when they write them. i mentioned mr. draghi as well. he says the ecb is looking at negative to positive rates with an open mind and with all intended consequences, rates becoming more effective. again, another measure we looked at on the considered possibility of having a break on deposit facilities, speaking in je
that would help the economy and create a job? number three, lavish overseas travels come as government agencies are facing mandatory fiscal cuts. we can't open the white house to school kids because we can't afford it. we have joe trippe and jenny beth martin. time of honesty if we can't open the white house for school kids to go and see their house, do we really need to spend that kin of money, $6 0 million to $100 million on african, $3,300 a night, 30-person entourage to dublin. >> i doan know if any of those numbers are right? >> oh, they are right. >> are you doubting me? >> well, sean, i'm doubting whoever came up with these numbers. some people came up that his trip to india would cost $200 million and use 10% of the u.s. navy. notes numbers weren't right. >> "the washington post," a liberal newspaper, said $60 million to $100 million. >> sean, i'm not arguing with you. africa has large economic growth, a lot of room for american businesses to move in. creating jobs here and that's part of what the president intend to do while he's there. >> just like the stimulus was a great jo
of the gop. we should concentrate on the economy. this is long term not a winning battle for the gop. the economy is slow, the recovery is melding. >> all right, boris, thanks so much for being here. >> absolutely thank you. >>> coming up, bill karins and betty nguyen will be here for first buzz. we'll tell you the stories that have caught our eyes. ♪ multigrain cheerios. also available in delicious peanut butter. healthy never tasted so sweet. also available in delicious peanut butter. peoi go to angie's listt for all kinds of reasons. to gauge whether or not the projects will be done in a timely fashion and within budget. angie's list members can tell you which provider is the best in town. you'll find reviews on everything from home repair to healthcare. now that we're expecting, i like the fact i can go onto angie's list and look for pediatricians. the service providers that i've found on angie's list actually have blown me away. find out why more than two million members count on angie's list. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. to accept less and less in the name of style
reform. it debunks the idea that immigration reform is anything other than a boon to our economy and robs the bill's opponents of one of their last remaining arguments. >>> all right, let's dig down on this and joining me now for more is mark murray. mark, it's good to have you here. we know from the lead figure on the immigration gang of eight has been senator marco rubio, however he's been saying recently the bill needs stronger border security measures. other republicans like senator john cornyn of texas want things like a 100% situational awareness, 90% apprehension on the border. as we look at what senator rubio's motives are now, is he undermining the hard work of the immigration eight by entertaining these amendments or is this just politics as usual? >> thomas, i think it's actually more trying from marco rubio's perspective to strengthen the bill to get more republican support. the gang of eight is still together. i mean, there are sometimes it's been reported there's been a little of annoyance about some of the requests that senator marco rubio has made to have more security but
into the economy each month. >> gradually reducing the pace of purchases. >> reporter: the second, overnight thursday bad news from china. manufacturing production fell. the economy isn't growing as fast as it had been. the pros say this was bound to happen after months of gains and record highs. in fact, the fed pulling back is a sign the economy is getting better. >> there's no fear or panic going on. we know it's going to be a nice, slow, orderly process to see if our economy can stand on its own again. >> stocks were only part of the bad news. a metal meltdown. gold, the filter is dropping like a rock, losing a quarter of the value this year. don't be afraid to peek at your 401(k). after yesterday's dramatic drop, the dow was up 12.5% this year. >> everything was moving yesterday. interest rates on treasury bonds hit a two-year high. higher mortgage rates, higher car payments could be around the corner. don't despair. stock futures in the u.s. are up a little bit so far. we'll keep monitoring it. >> you used a swear word before we went on air. >> i did. i said darn, that was a horrible d
, hiring police officers and hiring firefighters. and it comes back to the economy. and if the sequester cuts are not done effectively and accurately, it's going to affect us on the streets where main street lives. >> so this may be an area where republicans and democrats, mayors from across the country will agree this weekend, but what can you all do about it? i mean, what kind of influence can you have? what can you accomplish with this meeting? >> well, i think congress listens to what mayors have to say, but, you know, congress is not necessarily a functional legislative body to begin with. so sometimes on some issues, i'm not sure our voices is as loud as it could be or received as loudly as it should be. but, you know, people live in cities. and i think they look at city government right now as being stronger and stronger and a more vital part of our economy than ever before. cities are where the jobs are being created. it's where the growth in our national economy is going to have to take place in we are going to continue to build this country. >> and finally, before you go, you a
are a bit higher as a sign the overall economy is strong and these are good things. i would think that would be good for the market and investors. >> reporter: ben bernanke is talking about a growth rate of 2.5%. and he's not talking about a flood of new jobs coming into the economy tither. he's got to quit the printing money at some point. he's hinting he will do it soon but he's not leaving a strong underlying economy underneath it. that's why to some degree you have got the selloff in the stock market. martha: an all female jury will decide if george zirmman committed murder when he shot and killed teenager trayvon martin. today we expect we'll hear whether a potentially critical piece of evidence will be admissible during this trial. phil keating is live in miami. this hearing focuses on that 911 call we heard so much. in that call we hear the gunshot, right? >> right. this is potentially decisive expert testimony money that can persuade this jury to go guilty or not guilty. whether it's george zimmerman's voice or trayvon martin's voice screaming in the audio tape. even saying quote, i'
the current economy as poor. but the poll also indicated a positive trend. the number of those who rate the economy as good has grown steadily since the end of last year of nearly 10% from last december. overall, optimism that the economy will improve his split almost down the middle. 50 percent predict they will not be better off a year from now, 49 percent say things will get worse. dunkin donuts is going to look in freeing--gluten free. sort of. the breakfast chain says it plans to offer gluten-free cinnamon sugar doughnuts and blueberry muffins by the end of this year. gluten is the major protein found in grant like wheat, barley and rye, as well as in some deli meats and other packaged products. for people with a condition known as celiac disease about 1% of the population, even small amount of gluten can prompt severe discomfort. the house is preparing to vote on whether to cut federal lee subsidized crop insurance that helps farmers when they lose crops or revenue. --federally subsidized. the amendment would limit government help for crop insurance paid to what the farmers and al
of putting together a modern economy. >> susan? >> you can only imagine what a relief it is to talk to angela merkel after talking to the leader of russia in a difficult public forum, the leader of china, private, difficult conversations with the leader of afghanistan. i mean, merkel is an ally, someone he can rely on, someone he has built a relationship with, someone that at least a public appearances he has a better relationship now than at the beginning. >> cry, you've been talking to the white house today as wes. optical optically, they insist wild viewed as presumptuous, then senator obama's -- this time they said they were there at the invitation of the german leader. what does the white house tell you about the significance and the way they view it of this moment? >> they view this as an incredibly symbolic moment. this symbol of german reunification, so i think you will hear him touch on that. there will be university students in this audience. this has been a big theme for the obama administration. we saw there in israel when he spoke to university students. this will be a speech abo
to continue the discussion on the economy but the conversation was disrupted by a dramatic turn of events in syria. the obama administration announced on thursday that they'll begin to arm the syrian rebelsful the about face came after confirmation that the embattled president bashar al assad has used chemical weapons against his own people. we learned more about the carnage as the u.n. announced more than 90,000 men, women and children have died in the 2-year-old conflict. a staggering loss of life but one that so far has not swayed the american people that this is a war worth fighting. a recent nbc "wall street journal" poll showed the american public is still extremely hesitant to intervene in the conflict. with nearly one in four americans saying, we should satisfy no action at all. asked to pick a response to stop the killing of civilians in syria, just 15% say they favor u.s. military action and only 11% want to provide arms to the opposition. by comparison, the pluralality of responses preferred to provide only humanitarian assistance and 24% believe the u.s. shouldn't take any act
but it's not because of gas prices. aaa says the sluggish economy and people are taking less time off. >>> microsoft is reversing course now on its new xbox one game console. users will be able to play games offline without having to be connected to the internet at all. they'll also be able to lend and sell used games. it goes on sale this fall for $499. in the market, stock futures are lower after they got slammed wednesday following comments by ben bernanke that the federal reserve may soon start scaling back its economic stimulus programs. that's if the economy keeps impruchg bernanke says that doesn't mean an interest rate hike is imminent. we will, though, be watching the markets all day today. >>> homeowners can expect to pay a little less to keep the ac on this summer. according to the u.s. energy information administration, milder weather is predicted for the summer to help give some relief to those power bills. the average homeowner can expect to pay about $395 for june, july and august. >>> the second largest school system in the country plans to order ipads for every studen
borrowing will soon come to an end as the economy continues to improve. but as cnbc's maria bartiromo points out, there may be a silver lining. >> every time we've seen a sell-off of 5%, a lot of people were expecting a correction of 5% -- each time we've seen that, that selling has been met by buyers. they call it the so-called buy on the dip mentality. >> well, nbc's tracie potts is live in washington with all the details, including what all this means for homeowners. tracie, good morning. >> key point, mara. good morning, everyone. the impact of all this, maybe you're not heavily involved in the stock market, but if you're trying to buy a home, we've already seen interest rates start to creep up. they will likely creep up even more as the fed starts to pull back its support. that means you could have less for your money in terms of trying to buy a home. but take a look at what the housing market has been doing, self-correcting. in may, 5 million homes were sold. that's up about 4% in a month, up almost 13% in a year. the median home sales price right now, $208,000. that's up 15% over year
that pitted him against his unlikely challenger in 2014. tough economy, we're talking about jobs in the state here. you're talking about somebody who molloy has made clear he might have his eye on the national stage a little bit. he has to get by in 2014. how does this issue affect him with perry coming in and maybe losing gun jobs a little bit. >> it's a choice he's going to have to make. between jobs and votes, really. when it comes down to it. i think he wins on the vote side. the national attention on this issue and at least in the northeast, perry will be vilified. i would love to see him meet up with chris christie. >> nobody is going to say that this year. >> it's a delicate balance that he's going to have to walk. i'm sure the nra is going to be going after him should some of these manufacturers leave. so, it's clearly an important calculation for perry to strengthen his national credential. ultimately i think molloy will be fine because he'll be fine on this issue and he'll bet support from around the country. >> i wonder how the et voers in connecticut would feel about it because th
and 2011. their take went from 10% to 20% of the whole. we live in a superstar economy. >> e.j., we live in a superstar economy. you base your column in a speech that was actually given by alan krueger at the rock and roll hall of fame in cleveland. talking about the dangers of growing in come inequality. we hear it from the left and the right. alan greenspan says it's one of the greatest threats to american capitalism. what do we do about it? >> there's a number of things we can do about it. i thought the speech was very powerful because how do you get people to talk about inequality. putting it into the context of rock, the theme really is, it's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll. the difference between the top and the bottom is bigger. i think we're taking some steps already on taxation. i think we need to do a lot more to help people at the bottom end of the economy stay in school longer, go to community college. i think that's part of it. but we also need just a fair bargain between labor and capital. justin wolfer, the economist, put out some charts yesterday that s
relentlessly pumping into the economy. >> based on its review of recent economic and financial developments, we see the economy starting to go at a greater pace. >> in the world of the federal reserve thatasses for tony soprano-style drama. stewart varney, the anchor of varney and company. explain what ben bernanke said and why it got such a reaction. >> reporter: ben bernanke threatened to take away the biggest economic stimulus program we have got going for us right now. at the moment ben is printing a trillion dollars a year. he's threatening to reduce that to zero as the mid of next year. the immediate result is bad news for homeowners because interest rates are going up. home buyers. it will be tough to get a reasonably priced mortgage. and your 401k goes down. president obama is stuck. this stimulus has been taken away. he's got obama-care which has been labeled a train wreck. ben is likely to take away a very good stimulus program. martha: we will final out if this improving economy is a emperor with no clothes. what is that going to mean for everybody out there? >> you are asking the qu
is entrenched hezbollah, iran and russia. >> the economy is taking a rare backseat at the summit. partly a reflection of the slow and steady recovery but how they pay taxes to the big 8 countries is likely to be a big issue. matt. >>> thank you. something else expected to get attention the results of iran's election. a moderate cleric is replacing mahmoud ahmadinejad. he won overwhelmingly, what do we know about him? >> he's been backed heavily by the reformist but he's not a reformist. on the inner circle of the conservative rulers of iran. he has a good relationship with the supreme leader and the reformists that came out heavily backing him. if it wasn't for the country's leading reformist he wouldn't have become president. >> when you think of the list of things the united states and iran disagree on. the nuclear program is one of the things that jumps out. how might this new president impact the direction of that program, if at all. >> well, he was chief nuclear negotiator during the late 90s, early 2000 and that's when they saw a suspension of uranium enrichment. he came under heav
the economy offset these gains in some of the financial sectors. shrugging off weakness in the mainland, property place outperformed hong kong helping the hang seng gain 1.2% today. the sector rebounded for the second session after very sharp selloffs recently. so we may be seeing some bargain hunting here. and elsewhere in australia, banking shares helped at the sx 200 reversed earlier losses ending higher by 0.7%. but under pressure, down 0.3%. and some of the southeast asian markets also trading in the green at the moment. back to you, ross. >> all right, catch you later. joining me in the studio, co-ceo of wells fargo financial services. american stocks down three out of the last four, this after good gains this year. is sentiment going to be shifting around now over the next few months as we question the fed and japan? >> undoubtedly we'll continue to see a lot of volatility. just look at this morning. we have the nikkei up 2.75%. today we have the futures up in the u.s. about 1% and within europe, about 0.75%. and i think we'll continue to see that. the question about japan is, do
changes to make there, but the really big news on the economy came yesterday. obviously, with ben bernanke. >> joining me is former treasury official and analyst steve rattner. also, we have new york times reporter jeremy peters. good to have you both onboard. we'll start with ben bernanke. he expressed confidence in the nation's economic growth yesterday saying the fed will start to rein in its stimulus program later this year. bernanke laid out the federal reserves plan, which includes tapering off its multibillion bond-buying program until the unemployment rate drops to 7%. the fed expects that to happy the middle of next year. >> that's great news, right? >> in some way. >> so that's the good news. what bad news could there be from that, steve rattner. >> i think we'll find out. >> the fed will also hold off on raising interest rates keeping them to near zero until unemployment falls to 6.5%. as for wall street's response, this may be where things change. the markets took a dive as soon as bernanke started speaking. by 3:05 the dow fell 140 points closing the day down more than 200, st
, that's wage theft. misclassification is the other piece of this puzzle. so workers in the economy broadly speaking have been suffering and it's actually hurting our recovery overall. >> it's particularly acute right now in this moment because there is such a slack labor market. unemployment is so high, and people are desperate for work and they're desperate for a foot in the door. i want to hear about how your fellow interns and co-workers reacted when they heard you were doing this. i'm really curious to hear that story right after we take this break. i'm the next american success story. working for a company where over seventy-five percent of store management started as hourly associates. there's opportunity here. i can use walmart's education benefits to get a degree, maybe work in it, or be an engineer, helping walmart conserve energy. even today, when our store does well, i earn quarterly bonuses. when people look at me, i hope they see someone working their way up. vo: opportunity, that's the real walmart. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that ti
is making out, you know, like a bandit and what i found is we basically had been living in two economies in this country for the last ten years. there's the economy where you and i know where people are hard pressed jobs are tight and money is tight and then there's the healthcare economy where everybody is doing really well except maybe the nurses and the doctors but the people that sell the equipment, the people that make the drugs, the people that run the allegedly nonprofit hospitals are all making ridiculous amounts of money. >> so you mean the doctors who spend 12, sometimes 15 years just preparing to be a doctor are making less money. >> far less unless they got in the system so they started a clinic where they can send patients or they're consulting for a drug company, they're not making the big bucks. the guys who make the cat scan equipment or the pharmaceutical sales men and executive, the hospital administrators, your local nonprofit hospital without even knowing it, i can tell you that the guy who runs your local hospital in little rock makes well over $1,000,000 and a half
? >> the reason we're not somalia or haiti, the program is working. it's countercyclical. when the economy's bad it increases, when the economy's good, it goes down. the reason we don't have mass starvation is this program is helping tens of millions of american families survive. the facts are, before the 1970s, when we did have the program, we had third world style malnutrition. these programs almost entirely ended hunger in the 1970s. >> that used to be a bipartisan understanding. bob doll is one of the founding fathers of this program. and it used to be a way to help farmers and families. there's a business case for continuing these programs. the biggest recipients of the money. it's all cycled back into the economy. >> no one's saving -- companies like kraft that make the boxed food that's inexpensive to buy, companies like walmart, supermarkets, all plow in the money from these food stamp programs. we also had this interconnectedness of our safety net programs that's going to make this a double problem. feeding america that operates lots of food banks around the country sent out an alert sa
by the french and germans? >> on the economy it's pretty good. but there's a whole other part of discomfort, if you will, with some european leaders and it more has to do -- their reaction to president obama is just like any other politician's reaction to a politician that may not be as popular as they once were. president obama, the nsa things do not play well over here. there has been a frustration by some on the left in europe that president obama hasn't addressed the issue of climate change more aggressively. that's always been a much more important issue to europeans than it ever has been in the united states. and you sort of take all of that into account and so there certainly is -- you know, the shine has worn off. two years ago when president obama would come over here, you know, you know, figuratively throwing rose pe petals at his feet. he still has a huge audience a few hours ago in belfast for a speech he gave that was addressing northern ireland youth. he's going to get a huge number of people at the brandenburg gate when he makes that speech on the 50th anniversary of jfk spee
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to moderate the month li purchases later this year. >> it's contingent on the economy improving. unemployment is getting as low as 6.5% next year. that would be nice. currently, it's 7.6%. >>> home prices are rising. enjoy it while it lasts. they rose in may compared to may of 2012. most cities are seeing big, double digit gains. prices in las vegas up 28%. similar moves, san francisco, san jose, phoenix, they were hit hardest by the housing bust. it's bound to slow down as mortgage rates rise. >>> two of the most famous clothing designers. an italian court says they cheated on taxes. they will not serve time in prison, but do community service oar house arrest. they plan to appeal the verdict. >> revolutionize prison jump suits. >> imagine that. >> we spend a lot of time together now. i spend more time with you than my wife. i have not seen her worked up about anything like that. >> the fed is going to withdraw the stimulus. remember all the terrible words, the fed giving a road map for pulling back the stimulus from the economy. it will be next year. that means you won't have $85 billion a
said was that if the economy continues to grow at the pace that it is he may start trimming that bond-buying program by the end of the year. not that he's going to stop it all together. not that they're going to sell their enormous balance sheet. nothing like that. they just may start trimming it. that sent the market absolutely reeling. and it shows you that this unprecedented program that has been started by ben bernanke, the dismount from this, isn't going to be pretty. >> let's look at this a different way. if bernanke is talking about easing off the stimulus even a little bit, d ton that mean the economy is improving? isn't there some good news here? >> it's true. it does mean that. but if you look around the funds are better but they're not that strong. we got some jobs numbers today that were pretty good, some housing numbers, existing home sales that were good. but the problem is that as he gets out, people sell bonds, interest rates go up, that will hurt the housing market because that's been one of the main things that has helped housing rebound is this this idea you could b
news that we need to know. big day for the economy. >> it is "b" day, ben bernanke, deciding how long to keep up propping up the economy, is the economy strong enough to stand on its own? wall street nervous, the dow posted triple-digit moves, you guys, past six sessions, dow futures up 29 points right now. brand new cnn/orc poll most americans say the economy is in poor shape and when it comes to people's finance more pessimism. 44% say they're financially worse off than a year ago, only 36% say they're better off. no improvement from last year, no improvement. the stock market is up 13% and there's no improvement from last year. >> she's getting emotional about it. she's got a frog in her throat. >> cnn money released a list of best places to launch a business, montana, vermont, new mexico, and if you want to launch a business there you go. >> i'm thinking north dakota, i did a piece in north dakota about the fracking industry and how it's booming. lowest unemployment. >> the lowest unemployment in the country is in north dakota. i hear it's lovely this time of year. >> not a lot of
talking about policy. we're not saying we don't like the economy. we're not saying it's this one program. we don't trust you. >> reporter: and that becomes a huge problem for a progressive presi"ent who needs to tell people, let me use the government to make you) life better. if you don't trust him, his disapproval rating is up and you think government is too big -- 6 in 10 americans now think government is too big, that he can't manage it effectively. this is like a political version of an underwater mortgage, if you will. his disapproval is above 50. people don't trust the government. you look at this coming out, is he trustworthy? 49% say yes. that's up 58% since just last month. so he's taking a hit. something has americans stoppint and saying, hey, wait a minute. when you're early second term with the midterms just around the corner, don't invest in one poll, but if you're president and you know the clock is ticking, that's trouble. >> it's one thing about the nsa or about a policy, but if it's whether or not he's believable, it makes it difficult to come back, even it's just one po
's the existence and the possibility that the market is getting better. that's not a bad thing. we want the economy to get better. the problem is, is that the quantitative easing has at some point got to go away. >> what they call the stimulus. kr yeah. winding down on that. >>> two big stories. of course, you see the dow which has to deal with your wallet. then the story people have been following here for a year now. just a little bit more information before we go to break here. as i said, jury has been selected in the george zimmerman trial. just to tell you about this jury, it's a six-person jury to hear the case of george zimmerman. it's been chosen. it consists of six women, we are told. there are no men. no men on this jury. four of them are white, one is black. the race of the only woman -- the race of the one lady is unknown. we're not exactly sure what it is. again, four white, one black. i'm not exactly sure of one. four alternates being chosen right now. more on this developing story when we come right back. i don'without goingcisions to angie's list first. with angie's list, i know who
resessions, we've always seen an uptick in these programs. when the economy improved, we always saw those levels retreat and go back down. this time it is not happening. no entitlements. do you think there is a political motive here with the far left which now control the white house and most of congress that they are actively trying to lock people into this government dependency to lock in a permanent democratic majority? >> i think that conclusion can be easily reached. because for one thing, to your point about usually when we see an economy move beyond the recession, we see these programs recede with them. we've seen almost a million additional households on food stamps in the course of the past year. that is unheard of, unthinkable. in terms of a dependency motive for this administration for the left that is represented by the democratic party in washington, i think that's entirely possible. but as troubling is that the right, the republican party has not come up with intelligence sustainable, effective solutions in response to what they see as the motivation and the program of this
to it the floor because job market is stagnant, the economy is hurting, and they're debating rape and abortion. and look, charlie dent is a good guy. but the democratic argument against charlie dent is sure charlie dent is a good guy. but he is going to vote for john boehner for speaker, and they'll control the agenda. so if you get rid of charlie dent, there is a chance we can get a new speaker who won't be bringing things like these. so the republicans don't get it. they should listen to the few people left like charlie dent. >> you know, joan, when you look at the fact that as the governor just quoted charlie dent, this bill that has gone to the floor, they're trying to pull back the sponsor because of his outrageous statement. but they're still dealing with the bill and having congresswoman blackburn manage this bill on the floor. >> right. they've decided that they're going to put a woman's face on the bill. and congresswoman blackburn is no friend of women, reverend al. she recently really embarrassed herself by saying that equal pay is not an issue for most women. >> wait a minute, the
into the economy but with the economy recovering, there's talk the fed may soon turn off that spigot. but when, when, when? investors hoping not soon. sparking a rally yesterday with no clear answer. the dow moving up and down 1 soo points the past six sessions. today, it's b-day, all about ben bernanke. to taper or not to taper. that's the way the banks at cjl puts it. chrysler caved. it took it down to the wire but in the end, chrysler decided to recall 2.7 jeeps. the automaker resisted pressure from the government waited until just the deadline, the government could have forced the recall of all of those jeeps. the jeeps in question, the 1993 to went 03 cherokees and the 2002 to 2007 jeep liberties. chrysler still maintains they are safe but will look over the vehicles -- voluntary recall to look over the vehicles and fix anything that needs to be fixed to avoid a fire. >>> the nsa snooping controversy continues, google filed a first amendment plea against the nsa. google wants to share information with the public about secret government programs. google said its reputation and business hav
says if the reform bill passes, it would boost the economy and cut the federal deficit by $200 billion in the next decade. but now there are fears it may not happen at all. our political director john dickerson is in washington. john, good morning. >> reporter: morning, charlie. >> so what's the impact of this cbo report? >> reporter: well, i think for those who are pushing comprehensive immigration reform, it's a second big argument for them. they've been making the moral case that the immigration system has to be fixtured. now they can make an economic case that it's actually good for the economy. and critics, though, of this have seen a kind of push to get this bill rammed through. and so a lot of conservatives think that cbo is kind of tweaking the numbers here. they don't believe this will be good for the economy at all. >> john, what does it portend for the future of the immigration bill in the house when a key committee just passed a bill that would make it a federal crime to be in the united states illegally? >> reporter: the central tension to watch in this bill is between get
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